2614321 Kenneth Charles WATERS, MM, MiD, 3 Grenadier Guards: 02/08/1944

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    Army Number: 2614321
    Rank: Warrant Officer Class II
    Name: Kenneth Charles WATERS, MM, MiD
    Unit: 3 Grenadier Guards

    London Gazette : 7 December 1944
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy: —
    The Military Medal.
    No. 2614321 Warrant Officer Class II (Company Sergeant-Major) Kenneth Charles Waters, Grenadier Guards (Windsor) (since killed in action).

    London Gazette : 11 January 1945
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy:—
    Foot Guards.
    Gren. G'ds.
    2614321 W.O.II (C.S.M.) K. C. Waters (killed in action).
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    Waters, Kenneth Charles
    Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
    Service No: 2614321
    Regiment: 3 Battalion Grenadier Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 07 December 1944
    Date 1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/8

    1st Guards Brigade, 6th Armoured Division, 10 Corps
    2614321 War Substantive Warrant Officer (Company Sergeant-Major) Kenneth Charles WATERS, 3rd Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    During the night attack on 27th May / 28th May on M. GRANDE by 3rd Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS, No. 3 Company were the Right forward Company of the Battalion, and reached its objective.

    Company Sergeant-Major WATERS, of No. 3 Company, by his example of steadiness, materially assisted in the consolidation which was carried out under heavy shellfire and continual sniping.

    About 0900 hours on 28th May a counter-attack by 150 parachutists necessitated an alteration in the Company positions, and Company Sergeant-Major WATERS remained at his post until the operation was successfully carried out.

    Finally he walked under heavy machine gun fire over to a wounded Lance-Corporal and carried him down the hill un-assisted. His bearing and disregard for his own personal safety were an inspiration to all.

    On all previous operations in contact with the enemy since December 1942 in TUNISIA, both as a Platoon Sergeant and Company Sergeant-Major, this Warrant Officer has at all times shown the utmost courage and his devotion to duty has been of the highest order.

    I recommend him for the immediate award of the D.C.M.

    Signed E.J.B. NELSON, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 3rd Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    Recommended for D.C.M.
    Granted an Immediate M.M.
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    Casualty Details | CWGC
    Service Number: 2614321
    Regiment & Unit: Grenadier Guards, 3rd Bn.
    Date of Death: Died 02 August 1944
    Age 27 years old
    Buried or commemorated at AREZZO WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: VI. A. 9.
    Location: Italy
    Awards: Military Medal, Mentioned in Despatches
    Additional Info: Son of Charles Philip and Ethel Winifred Waters; husband of Evelyn Muir Waters, of Windsor.
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